Participation of Chinese Army Personnel in such an event during Border Personnel Meetings will go a long way in promoting peace & tranquility along the borders.
In a 1st of its kind of event along the LAC on the Eastern Border, a total of seventy personnel of Chinese Army and thirty civilians participated in joint Yoga sessions with Indian Army troops at Nathu La (Sikkim) and at Bumla & Wacha-Damai in Arunachal Pradesh. Participation of Chinese Army Personnel in such an event during Border Personnel Meetings will go a long way in promoting peace & tranquility along the borders.
The event assumes significance against the backdrop of 21 June 2019 which is being celebrated by India as 5th International Yoga Day.
IYD in Eastern Command
Eastern Command with an aim to promote better mental and physical health of people through Yoga celebrated 5th International Yoga Day on the theme’Yoga for Heart’ all over the Command theatre on 21 June 2019. A large number of troops, their families and local citizens participated from far flung areas of the East and North Eastern region to spread awareness and promote a healthy lifestyle. Various workshops were organised by the units of Eastern Command at Kolkata, Dimapur, Shillong, Tezpur, Tenga, Missamari, Tawang, Sukna, Panagarh and all other military stations involving the local population to create awareness about Yoga and encouraging people to incorporate this form of exercise as a means to achieve a healthy life.
Chindit Battalion of the Red Horns Division of the Indian Army also organised a Yoga event to mark the 5th anniversary of the International Yoga Day at Tamulpur Helipad in the interiors of Assam. Situated near the town of Rangia, the Tamulpur Helipad is an open expanse of space surrounded in the greenery of nature within the expanse of the Red Horns Environmental Park and Training area. The International Yoga Day was celebrated amongst such a scenery by the soldiers of the Indian Army with a willing and voluntary participation of the locals.